• The Bay at the Back of the Ocean at dusk
    The Bay at the Back of the Ocean at dusk© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Iona Abbey from across the Bay
    Iona Abbey from across the Bay© Penny van Millingen
  • Boats at sunset over Mull
    Boats at sunset over Mull© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Iona in April
    Iona in April© Penny van Millingen
  • Looking across to the west side of Mull
    Looking across to the west side of Mull© Penny van Millingen
The beach

The Changing Landscapes project came about through the NTS' participate programme which encourages new audiences to engage with our heritage through the creative arts.  Here on Iona our focus is on conserving and interpreting the wider countryside including traditional crofting, wildlife and archaeology. 

Iona is well known for its special ambience, quality of light, fertility and colours of the landscape, sense of peace and tranquillity, and so we find ways to preserve these less tangible aspects along with providing practical support to a flourishing local community. 

Bagpipe player

For this project we partnered with our local high school in Oban, where teachers and pupils in the School of Traditional Music were keen to work with musician Donald Shaw, himself a former pupil. 

So what happens when 12 creative teenagers, a musician, a ranger and a writer spend 2 sunny days together exploring a small Hebridean island? We hope you enjoy the results, and look out for more to come next year!

 
Iona: Changing Landscapes >>   Listen to the inspiration from Iona >>
     
Learn more about the project >>   Watch footage from the project >>

 

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

Luxurious cashmere scarf featuring the new National Trust for Scotland tartan. The exclusive tartan was designed with Johnstons of Elgin and made in Scotland. 100% cashmere. …

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf£45.00
 

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